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Why did miracles happen in Egypt? Because we believed they would. Those who didn’t believe in miracles saw only plagues.

From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory; words and condensation by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman. To order Rabbi Freeman’s book, Bringing Heaven Down to Earth, click here.
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October 30, 2014
Who ordained the destruction of the first temple and Jerusalem during the time of the Babylonians?
Raphael Gamaroff
October 28, 2014
Re: What happened in Germany
The horrors of the holocaust fly in the face of everything we believe. So do all the horrors and injustice of this world.

We can explain that there was some sort of hidden justice of which we are unaware, or some pain necessary to rise yet higher, or we could point to the miracle of our survival and resurrection after the war—but all the explanations and justifications fall pitifully short. Yet we still believe.

Perhaps that faith of ours is the greatest of miracles. And without it, how could the world ever get any better?
Tzvi Freeman
October 28, 2014
being stuck
Lisa, your question might be cliche, but it sure woke me up -- thank you for that. How could we ever know the answers? i was simply thinking of the every-day miracles and can't even imagine the answers to those!!
valerie j becker
akron
October 1, 2014
What happened in Germany?
Did the people not believe enough in a miracle when they were marched into the ovens?. I know this a cliche question but I cant help returning to it and I am totally stuck for answers on this and all the world suffering.. Sorry but I am so stuck!!
lisa
April 1, 2013
Seeing Miracles
Wonderful conception Rabbi Freeman of the reality of faith. Those who believe in the Almighty, and trust in Him, will always see, and experience true miracles in their lives.
Anonymous
Arizona, USA
March 31, 2013
miracles
all i can say is WOW! (it's too difficult for me to relate to the fear and tribulations back then, going from slavery to freedom.) only hope that G-d allows me to see miracles even during times that i might think there aren't any. hopefully that will not happen!
valerie
usa
March 31, 2013
Wow
I was never told outright that way of looking at the plagues. Or maybe i wasn't listening. It makes perfect sense. So, either thanks for this perspective, or thanks for reminding me of it.
Anonymous
March 31, 2013
We see even after we left Egypt leading up to Mt. Sinai, all people did was complain. The Jews wanted to go back to Egypt (49th level).
G-d showed the world through Moshe a great and powerful god. If the Jewish people in my opinion wanted a miracle to happen they would have risen up faster than they did once “miracles” presented themselves. I believe the plague was for the world to see, more than for the Jews to see.
Shmuel
March 31, 2013
:)
Rabbi Freeman, you are a Miracle :) I love your posts :)
Noahide
KL
November 6, 2011
Seeing miracles
You say miracles happen because people believe they do.

Would this also apply to the revelation at Sinai when the whole nation were present?
Raphael Gamaroff
Port Elizabeth , south Africa
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